Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale | The Fort Collins Brewery

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale AleHoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Beaver13 on 04-25-2013

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Ratings:
102
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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Reviews by slader:
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2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pros: Smooth. Cons: Hints of malted milk balls when it first hits the palette. To brewers credit they post an accurate description of the taste on the label: "Bready malt backbone..." Sorry to say that the balance of the 4-pack from the great FCB brewery is destined for the lower shelf in the back of my fridge.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure there wasn't a problem with the glass it was served in, but there were some off flavors. Musty and soapy notes are present. It's not terrible, but not what I expected in an imperial IPA.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.88/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some bready malts and a little grassy, almost skunky, hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and a lot of bitter grassy hops that taste a little noble-like. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for it. It has good bitterness - but it's more like a imperial pils.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.64/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesStreet
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.15/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.99/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Circles413
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a 4 pack at a local bottle shop for $2.99. The beer is okay at best but when you look at the price point it's great! Would I pay $9.99 for a 4 pack? Maybe. But at $2.99, you can't beat it! This isn't the best or worst IPA I've ever had but again, at the price it's at, I can't complain. Definitely a pretty solid session IPA even though it's rated ad an IEPA. For my taste & standards, I consider this a higher ABV, IPA. Nothing more, nothing less.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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